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EU chemical industry voices concern over proposed new packaging requirements

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The additions to the legislation introduced by the European Parliament's Environment Committee go beyond what was initially planned, potentially putting processors and packaging companies under significant pressure to comply.
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Domestic demand to fuel Russia's petrochemical industry growth

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The Russian petrochemical industry is set to benefit from increasing domestic demand over the medium term, with non-oil industrial sectors emerging as the strongest driving force for growth.
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Petronas to build $27 billion refinery complex

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Malaysia's state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has announced plans to invest $27 billion in the construction of a new refining and petrochemical complex in the southern state of Johor.
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Chevron signs renewed agreement for shale development in Argentina

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U.S. energy giant Chevron Corporation has announced plans to invest more than $1.6 billion to develop shale reserves in Argentina.
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Foodborne disease affects 4 million Canadians every year

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Every year one in eight Canadians suffers from a foodborne infection, according to the Canadian Public Health Agency.
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Japan launches first fracking operations

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Commercial production of shale oil in the northern prefecture of Akita will start at a much smaller scale than in the United States.
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Global refining industry outlook predicts growth in 2014, 2015

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Chinese refiners are predicted to add the largest proportion of new refining capacity planned globally in 2014/2015, with the launch of a further 1.2 million bpd.
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UK oil & gas companies upbeat for short-term growth

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Over the next two years UK oil and gas companies anticipate that they will create as many as 39,000 new jobs.
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TransCanada wins firm natural gas transportation commitments for ANR

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Calgary-based pipeline operator TransCanada Corp. has secured long-term commitments for the transportation of nearly 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day via its ANR pipeline system.
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New FDA import ban hits Indian drug-making industry

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The FDA's campaign against substandard pharmaceutical products manufactured in India is continuing with a new import ban, this time imposed on drugs produced at a Bangalore facility owned and operated by Canadian company Apotex Inc.
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